Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Albatros D.Va - Ltn. Helmut Dilthey, Jasta 40, Luftstreitkräfte, Mid-1918
1:48 Scale. Length: 6”. Wingspan: 7.5"
Limited Edition of 1200 Models Worldwide
Born in Rheydt, Germany in 1894, Helmut Dilthey first flew two-seat reconnaissance bi-planes on the Eastern Front but rose to prominence flying this Albatross D.Va during the latter half of 1917 and the early part of 1918 on the Western Front. His seven aerial victories included a trio of Spad fighters, a Sopwith triplane, a Sopwith Camel and a Nieuport Scout.Die-cast metal fuselage
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate markings
Detailed wing rigging
Numbered collector card
He painted his machine in a garish white and green striped livery, the colors of Saxony, while leading Jasta 40 in the first months of 1918. It was while flying this Albatros D.Va that Dilthey was killed in July 1918 by German ground fire, while he was attacking an RAF DH9 bomber of No. 107 Squadron over the frontline in the region of Lille, France.
The Albatros D.V was a fighter aircraft used by the Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Army Air Service) during World War I. It was the final development of the Albatros D.I family and the last to see operational service. Despite its shortcomings and general obsolescence, approximately 900 Albatros D.V and 1,612 D.Va aircraft were built before production was halted in 1918. The D.Va continued in operational service until the end of the war.
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an Albatros D.Va by Corgi features:
Category: Corgi Biplane and Triplane Aircraft Models
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